downtown Suva Fiji takeaway
Adventure, essay, Food

A Stroll Through Downtown Suva as COVID Restrictions Ease

We strolled through downtown Suva last weekend with our dogs. It had been a while. We hadn't done it, really, since before the city went into lockdown in March 2021 at the start of the big COVID outbreak. I felt a bit socially awkward because I'm not used to having a lot of people around… Continue reading A Stroll Through Downtown Suva as COVID Restrictions Ease

garden buddha Fiji
Adventure, essay

The Final Year in Fiji

We've been living in Fiji for a little more than three years, and we've entered our last year in the country. It's an odd time: looking toward the next thing, while trying to remain present as we continue to live here. I feel a restlessness that I haven't felt for a while. It's part of… Continue reading The Final Year in Fiji

Ous Treat Fiji kimchi pickled daikon chiles marinading in oil
Food

A Sampling of Ou’s Treat: Chinese Food in Fiji

After the pandemic hit Fiji, hubby and I noticed a proliferation of locally produced food products by small business owners. It was heartening to see people being so resourceful, and we happily support these small indie producers when we see products that interest us. One new product we saw on the shelves of our neighborhood… Continue reading A Sampling of Ou’s Treat: Chinese Food in Fiji

wok fried vegetarian noodles
Food

Wok-Fried Vegetarian Noodles

We bought a wok a few months ago at an Asian specialty grocer in Suva. We've never had one before and discovered there is a bit of a learning curve. We did an initial pre-heat treatment on the stove top, which temporarily causes dark spots in the carbon steel. Over time, the wok should get… Continue reading Wok-Fried Vegetarian Noodles